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Workshop on “Sustainable and Smart Energy Carriers for Decentralised Energy Production”

16 March 2017 - 17 March 2017

In the distributed energy production scenario the role of Smart Energy Carriers (SECs) becomes of outmost relevance in terms of local availability and of their potential use in the available technology.  The need of SECs conversion system integration in the energy grid to moderate the effect of intermittency of renewable energy increases the relevance of a thorough and widely shared knowledge on the many possible interactions among production and distribution layers of the grid.

The workshop aimed at triggering a wide-ranging discussion among people from industry and research field on SECs feasibility on a large scale. The main topics were related to barriers to H2 (plus NH3) economy, waste and solid fuel valorisation, decentralizing energy production systems, techno-economical analysis for SECs sustainability and challenges in data mining associated to decentralized production.

The final program of the workshop can be downloaded here.

The workshop was divided in three main sessions in the followings some the presented contribution are reported.

Sustainable and Smart Energy Carriers
for Decentralised Energy Production

March 16-17, 2017   –   ENGIE Lab Laborelec

Waste and Solid Fuel Valorization/Cogeneration

Introduction to some Useful Tools and Techniques for the Evaluation of Biomass Energy Projects

Jean-Bernard Michel

University of Applied Science Western Switzerland – Industrial Bioernergy Systems Unit, SWITZERLAND

Process Intensification of Waste to Energy Conversion

Kevin van Geem

Universiteit Gent, Department of Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry, Belgium

Polygeneration Concepts for Combustion Engines

Burak Atakan

Institute of Combustion and Gasdynamics (IVG), Mechanical and Process Engineering, University of Duisburg-Essen, GERMANY

Energy from Waste Derived Fuels

Kyriakos D. Panopoulos

Chemical Process and Energy Resources Institute, Centre for Research and Technology Hellas, Thessaloniki, GREECE

H2 and NH3 Economy: Opportunity and Challenges

Progress on Ammonia in Combined Heat and Power Applications

Francesco Contino

Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Faculty of Applied Sciences, Belgium

Low NOx – Micromixing Combustion for Industrial Hydrogen-Rich Gas Turbine Applications

Jan Keinz

Aachen University of Applied Sciences, Aachen, Germany

Development of Gas Turbine Combustors for Fuel Flexibility

Michalis Agraniotis

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH, GERMANY

Data Mining and Economical Aspects in Decentralized Energy Production

The Effect of Data Analytics and Behavioral Demand Response to DERs and Centralized Supply of Utilities

Vassillis Nikolopoulos

CEO & co-founder,  Intelen, Inc, Manhattan, NY, USA

Data Mining Challenges in Distributed Generation

Edward Blurock

Malmö University, SWEDEN

SOFC as a Key Component for Decentralized Energy Production

Michalis Agraniotis

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems Europe GmbH, GERMANY

Green versus Black Hydrogen

Daniel Marenne

ENGIE Lab Laborelec, BELGIUM

Scientific Committee

Mara de Joannon, IRC- CNR, Italy (SMARTCATs Chair)
George Skevis, CPERI-CERTH, Greece (SMARTCATs Vice Chair)
Alessandro Parente, ULB, Belgium (SMARTCATs WG5 leader)
Pino Sabia, IRC-CNR (SMARTCATs WG5 vice leader)

Local Organization Committee

Herman Vaelen, ENGIE Lab Laborelec, Belgium
Chrystelle Verhoest, ENGIE Lab Laborelec, Belgium

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16 March 2017
17 March 2017


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